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Mike Limberg never used the word “guns.” The Long Grove mayor’s two-paragraph suggestion in his town’s April newsletter proposes a volunteer civil defense group to, “plan, prepare, and implement measures that would provide for the well-being of all residents should we be faced with an event that makes the COVID-19 crisis pale in comparison.” more
A little over a month ago, I unknowingly had my last day of high school. I probably won’t see most of the faces I used to see in the hallways again; I won’t get to sing in my last high school choir concert; I won’t go to my last prom; and I won’t perform in my last musical. more
April 24, 1980: The Dixon American Legion and Auxiliary noted its 50th anniversary with a special ceremony and reception. more
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” — Charles Schulz more
I heard three Easter sermons Sunday. more
If you’re hunkered down at home waiting for the virus to pass, what are you doing with your time? more
April 15, 1980: The Eldridge City Council voted to purchase a computer system to handle city billing and bookkeeping. more
Last Wednesday our Eldridge artist, Jim Turley, sent a photoshopped image of what I will look like without a haircut, and included a note: "In the midst of this pandemic, we still need a little humor. Suggesting you should change your photo in next week's issue. A late April Fool gag?" more
I admit it. I can tear up at the drop of a hat. Sappy movies get me every time, even if I’ve seen them three or four times before. more
April 13, 2005: Faith Lutheran Church of Eldridge broke ground on a 5,000-square-foot addition. The two-story expansion would provide additional classroom space, a larger practice area for the choir, a multi-purpose room, a youth room, office and storage space and more bathrooms. more
As I was working with the CPA who does our taxes late last week – sadly, not in person but by phone and documents scanned and sent by email – I tried to wrap my mind around the size of the $2.2-trillion pandemic relief package passed by Congress last Friday. more
Week 2, or is it Week 3, of the Great COVID-19 Pandemic. The days seem to run together as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters that will flood into our nation’s history. more
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